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They are Us

Yesterday morning I woke up to the news that 49 people had been killed in a shooting of two Mosques in New Zealand, 48 more have been hospitalised with serious injuries. This broke my heart. Naively I had always looked at my home country as a safe haven from all the unspeakable atrocities happening in […]

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Waking up

I seem to have only just woken up to myself this morning, having joined the masses thronging deep under ground. Each person pushing for their place amongst the crowded rows of gum spotted, greying, metro seats. I hurry down the quay hoping to find a car I can slide into without disturbing too many begrudging […]

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Welcome home

“Welcome home ma’am”, they say to me as I breeze through security at San Francisco airport. “Welcome home”, I turn the words over in my mouth once more, trying to gauge how I should feel, how I should react. At the gate I see my Dad, waiting expectantly for my weary face and bright blue […]

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A Baker’s Dozen

If I were a bird, and could peer down upon this city from above, the tiny streets of Saint-Germain-de-pres would look to be an empty maze of tall, old Parisian appartements. But beneath the eaves and behind the time worn doors thrives another world. I walk through the winding streets, each seemingly identical, and yet […]

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Paint flecks on my shoulders

The first thing I notice is the smell, salt in the air once again. Hoping onto the ferry I realize how much I’ve missed the smell of the ocean, the seagulls cawing overhead, the speed boat throwing sea foam into my hair. I grew up by the ocean and for a second I feel like […]

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Homemade soupĀ 

I stared at the calendar this morning. October, in clear dark letters stared back at me. It really shouldn’t have been such a shock, the months are in the same order every year after all. The leaves have started to turn in Paris, the rain is relentless in the most romantic way, and I’ve pulled […]

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Solo

I’ve been desperately trying to figure out how to put into words some of the most wonderful weeks of my life so far. It’s almost impossible to explain the energy, the wonder and the joy I gained from my short time traveling solo through Italy and the Netherlands. Heading off on a trip I had […]

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